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#85 “Persistence” April 18, 2014

by Grape Stomper Todd on April 18, 2014

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Pawtucket_Red_Sox(161)TODDCAST EPISODE 85: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode:


WINE WORD OF THE DAY 
 
Greetings Moonstoners, today is April 18th.  And on this day in 1981, two Triple A teams in Rhode Island would begin what was to become the longest professional baseball game ever played.  The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played 32 innings when the game was called at 4 in the morning.   Wade Boggs drove in the tying run in the 22nd inning after Rochester had made a run to victory.  The crowd actually groaned knowing the game would go on.  After the call, it was decided the game would resume on June 23rd when it only took 18 minutes to wrap it up.  Pawtucket won 3 to 2.

 Which brings us to our Wine Word of the Day:  Persistence

Here we go again with more hoytie toytie wine speak.

Persistence in a wine is also called its length. And when we say “length” we are referring to the length of the finish (or just how long you still taste the wine after you have swallowed it).

The persistence is measure in seconds that a wine’s flavor, aroma and bouquet remain after swallowing.  The longer it remains, the finer the wine. 

…as long at those flavors, aromas and bouquets are good ones.  Nobody would enjoy the taste of pine-tar, or the aromas of baseball uniforms persisting in their mouths for any length of time, especially if those uniforms were worn for 8 hours and 25 minutes!

For transcripts, links, and more Toddcasts, go to moonstonecellars.com/wwd.  If you have any suggestions for more words, historical facts, or how to send me Pawtucket Red Sox tickets because Kendra and I love to go to their games, please send emails to, info@moonstonecellars.com

And until next time, Go Pawsox! 


TASTING ROOMORS (Happenings in the Tasting Room) 
 
Birthdays
Taniya Barrows
 
Wine for Paws
May 2-Jesse is participating in the Special Olympics
Amgen rolls thru Cambria May 14th!
Papagallo coming up!

 
BOOZE NEWS & VIEWS 

Will it make the wine better? 

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/rare-ming-wine-cup-sells-for-record-36m/?source=US&date=10-4-14

Paper folds.
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/paper-wine-bottle-maker-folds/?source=US&date=10-4-14
 
Just being resourceful.  

http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2014/04/09/another-reason-to-legalize-hemp-make-a-wine-cellar-with-it/

 I’m sure someone thought this was a good idea. 

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/inappropriate-red-army-vodka-gun-banned/

Why am I not surprised?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pantsless-florida-woman-steals-boxed-wine-grocery-store-video-article-1.1757159#ixzz2z465Phph

Sour grapes. 

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/customer-who-didnt-like-wine-loses-case/

No drinking on the job. 

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/drunk-stenographer-repeatedly-writes-i-hate-my-job-in-court-copy/?source=US&date=10-4-14


HAMMERED HOROSCOPE
Aries, you’ve tossed aside the chaos and brought order to your world.  And lately you’ve been feeling a bit generous now that your life is in balance.  Giving makes you feel better and it makes you even more charming than you already are.  So here’s a good idea, stock up on a case Chateau Margaux and start giving it away.  Jill and I would be happy to be your first recipients.  Now THAT would be good karma. 
 

ALCOHOL TRIVIA
Back before the invention of  the thermometer, brewers would simply dip their thumb down into the vats to determine whether it was too hot or too cold before adding yeast.  And that is where we get the phrase, “rule of thumb.”
 
 
CREDITS
Voice Over Talent – Ellen Dawson and Emmy-Award Winner,  Andrew Dawson (Andrew’s YouTube Channel)
Utter Nonsense – Jill and Todd

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#84 “Soft” April 4, 2014

by Grape Stomper Todd on April 4, 2014

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SoftWineForPawsTODDCAST EPISODE 84: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode:


WINE WORD OF THE DAY 
Q: What if Bill Gates had a dime for every time Windows crashed… 
A: Oh, wait a minute, he already does!* 

Greetings Moonstoners, today is April 4th.  And on this day in 1975, two precocious kids in Albuquerque, New Mexico, formed a little company we now know as Microsoft.  Bill Gates and Paul Allen, friends from childhood, combined their love of computer programming and hardware design, with an uncanny sense of business, and set out to rule the world.  

And that brings us to our Wine Word of the Day:  Soft

It’s almost easier to describe this term by it’s opposites:

harsh tannins
bitterness
high or excessive acidity

In other words, a wine that is not rough, bitter, or harsh can be describe as “soft”.

A sweet wine can also be soft.  In fact, wineries can hide bitterness or offset acidity with sweetness.

But a wine can be too soft.  We call those wines, “Flabby”.

A wine needs some structure besides just being sweet.  It also needs to be refreshing. That refreshing tartness a wine has comes from the natural acidity in the grape. Also, if the alcohol is too low, the wine loses some of that warming goodness that also gives it structure. 

So, I guess the way to tie this whole thing together is to suggest if you are becoming flabby from drinking flabby wines, perhaps you sign up for Microsoft’s online Xbox Fitness service!

For transcripts links and more toddcasts go to moonstonecellars.com/wwd.  If you have any suggestions for more words, or hysterical cracks on Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems, please send emails to info@moonstonecellars.com. 

And until next time Cheers to you!

TASTING ROOMORS (Happenings in the Tasting Room) 
 
BIRTHDAY
Patrick Connelly
 
Anniversary weekend was a success!
 
Upcoming events:
this weekend when you buy wine, you’ll also get 10% off your purchase at A Matter of Taste!
Wine for Paws
Amgen
Papagallo   May 17 & 18
New bling coming from the Finger Lakes
 
BOOZE NEWS & VIEWS 

Who are the biggest guzzlers?  We thought so.  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/wine-consumption_n_5037703.html

Things that make you say, “hmmmm.”
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/04/producer-sprinkles-vineyard-with-meteorite-dust/
 
It’s all about the buzz.
http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/bees-could-help-speed-up-the-ageing-of-wine-finds-new-research/356083.article
 
We’re number one!  We’re number one!
http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=http://www.ksby.com/news/wine-grapes-named-top-crop-in-san-luis-obispo-county/
 
If you have too much money on your hands….
http://www.wineindustryinsight.com/ex_nf.php?url=https://grapecollective.com/articles/enjoy-a-200-dollar-bottle-of-ripple
  
HAMMERED HOROSCOPE
Aries, this coming week, you need to get things started!  For you, that’s a piece of cake.  It’s the follow through that is the problem.  But lately you’ve been doing better.  Focus on the details and you’ll convince everyone around you that your way is the best way. You’ll get to the finish line quicker this time.  And when you do wrap up those projects, you will have earned the best bottle in the cellar.  Open it up and celebrate!
 
ALCOHOL TRIVIA
Ever wonder where the expression “wet your whistle” comes from?   Back in merry old England, the ceramic mugs used in pubs had whistles baked into either the rim or the handle.  So when a pub patron needed a refill, they would simply blow the whistle.  And I’m sure the bartender didn’t find that the least bit annoying. 

CREDITS

Voice Over Talent – Ellen Dawson and Emmy-Award Winner,  Andrew Dawson (Andrew’s YouTube Channel)
Utter Nonsense – Jill and Todd

*source: http://www.jokes4us.com/miscellaneousjokes/corporatejokes/microsoftjokes.html

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#83 “Musky”, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 83: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY  Greetings Moonstoners, today is March 28th. And on this day in 1914, Edmund Muskie was born.   Having lived in Maine for a while, I remember Muskie.  From 1955 to 1959, he served as Governor of Maine, and was voted […]

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#82 “Semi-Generic” March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 82: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY    Greetings Moonstoners, Today is March 21st and today we say Happy Birthday to Julio Gallo (1910).  Julio and his brother, Ernest, founded E & J Winery in 1933.  Today they are the largest exporters of California wines and the […]

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#81 March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 81: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY  Hello Everybody and today is March 14th.   And on this day…well, there’s a lot to talk about this day. For instance, today is Pi Day!  That’s right, your favorite math geek will probably remind you that today is 3.14 […]

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#80 “Brix” February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

  TODDCAST EPISODE 80: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: Todays episode is Sweet! WINE WORD OF THE DAY Greetings Moonstoners, And we apologize for our absence, some of you might have thought we disappeared, but we haven’t!  February is Wine Club month and that always keeps us pretty busy.  But now we’re back…at […]

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#79 “Brut” January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 79: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY On this day in 1908, Robert Baden-Powell established the first Boy Scouts organization in England.  He got the idea from his experience with the British Army in South Africa.  Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys which describes the Scouts philosophy of […]

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#78 “Hard Freeze” January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 78: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode:   WINE WORD OF THE DAY Greetings Moonstoners.  Today is Friday January 17th.  But in 1982, the 17th of January fell on a Sunday.  A very nippy Sunday.  In fast, this day in 1982 was declared “Cold Sunday.”  Temperatures all across the country dipped to […]

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#77 “Free Run” January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

TODDCAST EPISODE 77: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY  Greetings Moonstoners, Today is January 10th and on this day in 1901, a well at Spindletop, near Beaumont, TX, struck oil.  It was the first major gusher in Texas  and the beginning of the oil boom.   Known as the […]

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#76 “Methuselah” December 27, 2013

December 29, 2013

TODDCAST EPISODE 76: SHOW NOTES: Outline for this week’s episode: WINE WORD OF THE DAY                                Greetings Moonstoners, today is Dec. 27th  And on this day in 1703, the Methuen Treaty was signed.  This treaty opened trade relations between England and Portugal […]

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